Lillian Moore Gillen

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, September 3, 1926

Mrs. F.A. Gillen Answers Master's Call

Friday morning, about 3 o'clock, at her home in Bradenton, Florida, Mrs. Lillian Moore Gillen, beloved and faithful life companion of former Representative and County Solicitor Fred A. Gillen, passed away. She had been in precarious health for several months but her last illness was brief, and notwithstanding that everything that skilled physicians and trained hands could do for her was anxiously done, she answered the call of the inevitable and went to dwell with God and loved ones on the other shore.

Besides her sorely bereft husband she leaves an infant daughter, three brothers, Edgar and Hubert Moore, Bishop; Lester Moore, Bradenton; three sisters, Miss Odessa Moore and Mrs. Durden, Atlanta, and a sister living at Dublin, and a number of other relatives and just thousands of friends in Oconee and Barrow counties, her old home.

Mrs. Gillens remains werebrought (sic)to Watkinsville, arriving here Saturday night over the Central, at nine o'clock, where it rested in the home of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Gillen until the hour of the funeral at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the local Baptist church, of which the deceased was a loyal member, Rev. E.D. Kelly conducting the last sad services, interment following in Watkinsville cemetery attended by a great crowd of grief-stricken friends and former associates in the old home town.

With Mrs. Gillen's passing a noble, Christina woman has gone to abide with hose gone before and earth is poorer because of her absence, but if her example is emulated, one of these days loved ones will meet her again in Beulah-land and present-time grief and gloom will vanish before the silver rays of the land of hope and beauty and joy will reign supreme throughout that world that knows no ending time.

Our heart's tenderest sympathy is with all those bereft by the going away of this good woman.